Samsung to launch Galaxy Ring in second half of this year

2024.02.28 10:35:02 | 2024.02.28 10:41:01

Hon Pak. VP, Samsung Electronics Co. [Photo by Samsung Electronics Co.]이미지 확대

Hon Pak. VP, Samsung Electronics Co. [Photo by Samsung Electronics Co.]



Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to launch its latest wearable device Galaxy Ring, which tracks features such as heart rate and night movement, in the second half of 2024, according to its vice president on Monday.

“(The Galaxy Ring) will be released around the second half of this year,” said Hon Pak, vice president and head of digital healthcare at Samsung Electronics, during a press conference held at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday.

“We have high hopes as research and development (R&D) is in the final stages.”

Pak introduced the Galaxy Ring at the MWC, noting that Samsung Electronics aims to expand the Galaxy artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem by integrating AI features to wearable devices beyond the Ring.

Pak said that Samsung Electronics’ vision for an intelligent health platform is to implement healthcare in a broad ecosystem.

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The launch of Galaxy Ring is just one of Samsung’s many initiatives that exemplifies this vision, he said.

“While the Galaxy Ring is necessary, we cannot accomplish our vision with just one wearable,” Pak said. “There will be various devices moving forward.”

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[Photo provided by Samsung Electronics Co.]



The Galaxy Ring collects data such as heart rate, breathing, time taken to fall asleep, and movements during sleep using built-in sensors.

It features a personalized health guide called Vitality Score and a Booster Card that tracks users’ health charts and encourages them at various points along their health journey.

Galaxy Ring users, when waking up, can see a score indicating how physically ready they are to start the day, based on its analysis of sleep data.

By Jeong Ho-jun and Yoon Yeon-hae

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